Monday 25 May 2015

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Competitions

Win a Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival pass

Ends Monday 8 June 2015

Win a pass to Bacon Theatre’s Cheltenham Open-Air Theatre Festival, with drama, family fun and outdoor cinema.

Win a pass to Cheltenham’s Open-Air Theatre Festival 2015, with alfresco drama, outdoor cinema and heaps of family-fun...

Events

Giffords Circus at Sudeley Castle

Monday 25 to Tuesday 26 May 2015

Be transported into another world when the Giffords Circus 2015 tour comes to Sudelely Castle.

Prepare to be entertained when the acclaimed Giffords Circus brings its new Moon Songs show to Winchcombe’s Sudeley Castle...

Half term at Sudeley Castle

Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 May 2015

With a family fun day, Giffords Circus, a petting zoo and more, Sudeley Castle is jam-packed this May half term.

With a bouncy castle, petting zoo, Giffords Circus and more, Sudeley Castle is fit to burst with activities for the family...

Downy Duckling Days at Slimbridge

Monday 25 to Sunday 31 May 2015

The incredibly cute downy ducklings are waiting to meet guests at Slimbridge this May.

The exceptionally popular Downy Ducklings Days return, with a chance for families to see the spring babies taking their...

Sudeley Castle's Family Fun Day

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Meet animals, see Punch and Judy, explore the new maze, and much more at Sudeley’s Biggest Ever Family Fun Day.

From bouncy castles and animal encounters to a Punch and Judy show and magic tricks, Sudeley Castle’s Family Fun Day looks...

Minchinhampton Common Kite Festival

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Minchinhampton Common offers the perfect setting for its annual kite festival. © National Trust, David Noton.

Reach the highest heights and send kites soaring at Minchinhampton Common’s Annual Kite Festival.

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

Monday 25 May 2015

Enjoy a fun family day out at Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2015. © Nick Turner Photography.

Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2015 promises to be a memorable day out for the whole family, featuring a flotilla of stunning...

May Fair at Clock Tower Park

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Enjoy this event in Abbeymead brimming with family friendly activities.

With a petting zoo, pop up market and an entertainment tent filled with activities for the whole family to enjoy, the...

Tetbury Woolsack Races

Monday 25 May 2015

Tetbury Woolsack Races is one of Gloucestershire’s wackiest annual events. © Bruce Cairns.

Prepare for Tetbury Woolsack Races 2015, as scores of fearless competitors and thousands of spectators descend on the...

The Suffolks Annual Street Fair in Cheltenham

Monday 25 May 2015

Cheltenham’s annual Suffolks Street fair returns this May.

The Suffolks Street Fair returns to the Cheltenham shopping quarter, with stalls, music, a children’s area and street...

Half term at Leisure at Cheltenham

Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May 2015

There’s plenty going on at Leisure at Cheltenham to keep the kids busy this half term.

Street dancing, trampolining, zumba, short tennis and much more promises to keep kids busy and active this Whitsun half...

Michael Morpurgo at Roses Theatre

Thursday 28 May 2015

Discussing inspiration and reading from his new book, don’t miss Michael Morpurgo at Roses Theatre.

The award-winning author, Michael Morpurgo, will stop off at Roses Theatre for an evening of talks and storytelling in...

The Basil Brush Show at Roses Theatre

Thursday 28 May 2015

The cheeky Basil Brush will be interrupting audiences at Roses Theatre in a brand new live show.

Britain’s most loveable fox is on the road to Tewkesbury, as the naughty and uncontrollable, Basil Brush, brings...

Robert Dover's Cotswold Olimpick Games

Friday 29 May 2015

The 2015 event will be recreating more than 400 years of Cotswold history. © Betty Stocker.

Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpick Games 2015 will be providing Gloucestershire residents and visitors with a unique sporting...

Peppa Pig and George at Dean Forest Railway

Saturday 30 May 2015

Children’s favourite Peppa Pig will be making a guest appearance at Dean Forest Railway.

Local youngsters will be thrilled at the chance to meet cheeky and charming Peppa Pig when she makes an appearance at...

A Swinging Summer Evening at Sandford Parks Lido

Sunday 31 May 2015

Pack up a picnic and head to Sandford Parks Lido for a Swinging Summer Evening starring Peter Gill.

Get ready for a night of swing music, alfresco dining and live entertainment at Sandford Parks Lido, when Peter Gill and...

Sausage and Ale Festival at Hillside Brewery

Saturday 6 June 2015

Enjoy local food, delicious drinks and birthday celebrations at Hillside Brewery’s Sausage & Ale Festival.

Celebrate Hillside Brewery’s first birthday with drinks, local food, live music, camping and more at its Sausage...

Hartpury Summer Fair

Saturday 6 June 2015

Hartpury Summer Fair 2015 promises a great family day out in Gloucestershire.

From zorbing and wall climbing to dog shows and creepy critters, the Hartpury Summer Fair 2015 will showcase the very...

Love and Local Food Festival at Whole Foods

Saturday 6 to Sunday 7 June 2015

Get your fill of fine produce during the Love Local and Organic Food Festival at Whole Foods.

With food trucks boasting delicious cuisine, a local farmers’ market and plenty of entertainment, celebrate the...

Royal Three Counties Show

Friday 12 to Sunday 14 June 2015

Discover British farming and heritage, food and drink, entertainment and more at the Royal Three Counties Show.

Country pursuits, British farming, television personalities, entertainment galore and food and drink awaits visitors at...

Eastcombe Gnome Hunt

Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 June 2015

How many garden gnomes will you find in Eastcombe this summer?

Go hunting for gnomes in the village of Eastcombe, enjoy fun and games with the family and win your very own garden gnome,...

Nature Day at Woodchester Mansion and Park

Sunday 14 June 2015

See beautiful creatures like the Emporer Dragonfly at Woodchester Mansion. © National Trust.

With guided tours, children’s activities, and storytelling, Nature Day at Woodchester Mansion and Park is a fun-filled...

Longfield Solstice Walk

Friday 19 June 2015

Take in the dramatic sights of Stroud along the Longfield Solstice Walk 2015.

Stretch your legs in the Stroud Valley, enjoy family entertainment and raise funds for hundreds of patients with life-limiting...

Thriller Run at the National Star College

Friday 26 June 2015

Keep calm and complete the 5k Thriller Run at the National Star College this June, with the living dead hot on your heels!

The ultimate test of skill, stamina and survival awaits you this summer at the National Star College, with an extreme...

Charlton Kings’ Summer Celebration

Saturday 27 June 2015

Join the fun at Charlton Kings’ Summer Celebration with plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

With a dog show, live music performances and an afternoon brimming with children’s activities, Charlton Kings’ Summer...

Festival in the Forest

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

Whitemead Forest Park will provide the stunning setting for the family-friendly Festival in the Forest 2015.

Head into the enchanted Forest of Dean for a spellbinding weekend of music, food, creativity and play at Whitemead Forest...

The Cotswold Show and Food Festival

Saturday 4 to Sunday 5 July 2015

There will be something for everyone at this the 2015 Cotswold Show.

Families and their four-legged friends will be heading to Cirencester Park in their thousands to enjoy the Cotswold Show...

Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon in Cheltenham

Saturday 11 July 2015

Take the plunge in the Junior Aquathlon 2015 at Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham.

Kids can compete in the Pied Piper Junior Aquathlon at Sandford Parks Lido this summer and not only raise funds for two...

Events

Alice in Wonderland Day at Sudeley Castle

Sunday 26 July 2015

Head down the rabbit hole to Sudeley Castle this summer for its Alice in Wonderland-themed day.

Celebrate the anniversary of Alice in Wonderland and head to Sudeley Castle and Gardens for a day filled with topsy-turvy...

Paws in the Park in Cheltenham

Sunday 2 August 2015

There will be tail-wagging aplenty at Cheltenham’s Paws in the Park 2015.

Paws in the Park 2015 will be pleasing pups and their dog-loving families with the Cotswold Canine Athletics, have a go...

Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival

Sunday 23 August 2015

Feast your eyes upon hundreds of vintage motors and super cars at Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2014.

The Tewkesbury Classic Vehicle Festival 2015 promises an assortment of delights for petrol heads and plenty of family...

Witcombe Cider Festival

Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 August 2015

Witcombe Cider Festival 2015 promises a barrel of laughs and the finest ciders around.

Sup on the finest county ciders and real ales, see a host of live music acts, enjoy entertainment spanning sports and...

Frozen screening at Cheltenham Racecourse

Saturday 29 August 2015

Embark on an icy adventure with Princess Elsa and co, from the comfort of The Centaur cinema.

See Disney hit, Frozen, on the big screen at Cheltenham Racecourse with a soft play area, a bouncy castle and face painting...

Treefest at Westonbirt Arboretum

Saturday 29 to Monday 31 August 2015

Creative families can try their hand at woodcraft and woodland skills during the three-day celebration of nature. © Jamie Koster.

Discover a world of wooden wonders, enjoy live music, carving and falconry displays, storytelling and much more, during...

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Sunday 27 September 2015

Step on it and get walking across the Five Valleys to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

All ages and abilities can join the Meningitis Trust for the 21-mile Five Valleys Walk through stunning Cotswolds countryside....

News

Dean Heritage Centre celebrates The Very Hungry Caterpillar with new attraction

Eric Carle’s classic children’s story is celebrated at Dean Heritage Centre’s woodland trail.

Dean Heritage Centre pays homage to Eric Carle’s best-loved children’s tale The Very Hungry Caterpillar with its brand...

Captain Jack to join Gloucester Tall Ships Festival

Johnny Depp double, Captain Jack, will set sail for the Gloucester Tall Ships Festival, this May.

Johnny Depp double, the popular pirate Captain Jack, will follow his compass to Gloucester Docks, for family entertainment...

Advance passes for Gloucester Tall Ships Festival on sale now

Passes for Gloucester Tall Ships Festival are on sale now, including the chance to go aboard the tall ships.

An exciting advanced Festival Pass for Gloucester Tall Ships Festival 2015 is on sale now, including entry aboard the...

Explore Learning's National Young Writers' Awards returns

Get ready to pen your short story for the National Young Writers’ Awards.

Young Gloucestershire writers are invited to put their creative writing skills to the test to compete in this year’s...

Cheltenham College set to unveil Europe's first large-scale periodic table

Cheltenham College’s new periodic table will boast an interactive video display, curated objects and the chance to sponsor an element.

Cheltenham College will unveil its one-of-a-kind periodic table, boasting an interactive video display, curated objects...

Sudeley Castle & Gardens gets set for spring reopening

Head to Sudeley Castle & Gardens this spring and summer for a family-friendly day out.

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a visit to family-friendly attraction Sudeley Castle & Gardens featuring a new Wind...

Westonbirt Arboretum to launch new treetop walkway

Westonbirt Arboretum will see a brand new treetop walkway this summer.

The spectacular tree garden, Westonbirt Arboretum, has reached its fundraising target of £1.9 million, paving the way...

Cirencester arts centre receives funding for youth hostel

Cotswold-based illustrator Stephanie Cole has drawn an artist’s impression of The Barrel Store.

Cirencester’s New Brewery Arts is to open the UK’s first arts youth hostel after receiving Arts Council England...

Mr Bloom to star at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2015

CBeebies television star, Mr Bloom, will be in attendance at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2015.

CBeebies star, Mr Bloom will be a particularly popular attraction for younger visitors at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival...

Meet the Baby Package launches at The Montpellier Chapter

The Montpellier Chapter is launching a new 4D scan package for expectant parents.

The Montpellier Chapter Hotel in Cheltenham has joined forces with Hello Baby to offer parents-to-be an exciting new 4D...

Cattle Country Adventure Park welcomes new rare cattle breeds

Cattle Country Adventure Park has welcomed new rare cattle breeds to its park as part of its spring investments.

A firm favourite for Gloucestershire families, Cattle Country Adventure Park has welcomed new rare cattle breeds to the...

Unlimited admission introduced at Gloucester Museums

Visitors can enjoy unlimited entry to Gloucester Museums with their new admission prices.

Visitors to Gloucester Folk and City Museums can expect better value for money as the new prices offer unlimited admission...

British Airways to showcase its rarest airbus at RIAT

British Airways will showcase one of its rarest airbuses at RIAT2015.

British Airways will fly in one of its rarest business class airbuses to Gloucestershire for a static display at the Royal...

Guides

Gloucestershire Whitsun half term guide

Make the most of the week off and keep the kids happy this Whitsun 2015.

Celebrate a week off school this Whitsun half term and find out where to make the most of the late spring weather, in...

Marchants Coaches spring day trips 2015 guide

Catch one of the best productions on the West End with a trip to see The Lion King.

Whether you want to treat the kids to an Easter outing, take a trip to London or visit a fictional land, Marchants Coaches...

Gloucestershire nurseries guide

Let SoGlos give you a helping hand in finding a great Gloucestershire nursery, day nursery or kindergarten.

Get a head start in hunting for the perfect nursery in Gloucestershire with SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Hot lists

11 of the cutest spring baby animals to 'aww' at in Gloucestershire

The new and exciting addition to Cotswold Wildlife Park at No.3, it’s the baby rhino, who’s recently joined the family at this Burford attraction.

Downy ducklings, little lambs, mini meerkats and more new arrivals are being born every day as the weather warms up, and...

Special offers

Half price Westonbirt Wednesdays

Ends Wednesday 27 May 2015

Enjoy half price ‘Westonbirt Wednesdays’ at the National Arboretum until the end of May 2015.

Westonbirt Arboretum’s half price Wednesdays return this spring, for a chance to enjoy the glorious National Arboretum...

Interviews

Interview with Lady Ashcombe from Sudeley Castle

Lady Ashcombe talks to SoGlos about life as custodian of Sudeley Castle.

SoGlos talks to Lady Ashcombe, custodian of Sudeley Castle, about the forthcoming season at the popular Gloucestershire...

Children & Family events

With a family fun day, Giffords Circus, a petting zoo and more, Sudeley Castle is jam-packed this May half term.

Half term at Sudeley Castle

Monday 25 to Wednesday 27 May 2015

There’s plenty going on at Leisure at Cheltenham to keep the kids busy this half term.

Half term at Leisure at Cheltenham

Tuesday 26 to Thursday 28 May 2015

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